Elsie Annetta Young, 105, of Hillsboro, died peacefully on Friday evening, July 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 30, 1916, in Washington Court House, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clifford and Consuelo Jasper Roberts.
Mrs. Young had worked in the dietary department at Highland District Hospital for several years. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, the Cedar Grove Lodge #18 in Greenfield, the St. Elizabeth Chapter #6 in Chillicothe, the WCTU, Magnolia Twig, AAARC, Highland County Coalition, Christian Women's Organization, Eastern Union Women's Auxiliary, Hattie Jackson Missionary Society, Senior Quarum, Inspirational Choir and a nurse and deaconess of the New Hope Baptist Church, had taught church Sunday school, served as an officer for the Chillicothe District Missionary Convention and was on the advisory board of Youth Mass Division.
She is survived by two sons, William Russell (Mary) Steward of Dayton and Ralph (Jennifer) Steward of Hillsboro; three daughters, Virginia Harewood, Carolyn (Lewis) Goins and Charlotte Harbut of Hillsboro; one stepson, David (Sherry) Young of Hillsboro; one daughter-in-law, Delia Steward of California; one sister, Ruth Simmons of Dayton; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four husbands, James Lester Steward, Oscar W. Ames, Vernon S. Perkins and Vernon Young; two sons, James and Lewis Steward; two daughters, Geneva Lee and Evelyn Bostick; and one sister, Mary Frazier.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8 at the New Hope Baptist Church. Pastor Tyrone Lawes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Roberts Cemetery in Ross County.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Young's memory may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, 128 E. Beech S., Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.